Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad has said that there will be no room for excuses when his side will lock horns with India in the five-match Test series in August.
The 34-year-old recently explained how the English side lost the two-match Test series to New Zealand at home due to bio-bubble fatigue and hectic schedules.
England’s batting order came under scrutiny for the way they performed in the second and final Test against Kiwis at the Edgbaston. Many legendary cricketers and experts of the game slammed the hosts for their poor show, which led to their first Test series loss on home soil in seven years.
With three mega events coming up for England – Test series against India, T20 World Cup and the Ashes, Broad has backed team management’s decision to give rest to some of the key players, including the likes of Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow.
“It’s heartbreaking to lose a first home Test series in seven years but let’s be realistic — due to schedules, Covid and bubbles, we were a weakened side. We will want our full-strength team on the field against India, in T20 World Cup and Ashes. If we had our top team against New Zealand, where would we have given players a break?,” the speedster wrote in his column for The Daily Mail.
“However, there will be no excuses when it comes to results from the India series onwards.”